Discovery Seminars

Early Fall Start Discovery Seminars are full UW courses led by top faculty and experienced instructors. The small-class environment promotes instructor and student interaction and collaborative learning.

There are Discovery Seminars devoted to all kinds of thought-provoking subjects in different aspects of the arts and sciences. Click on a course to see a complete description, schedule information and a link to register.

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Course Title Department & Course NO. Status
The Biology of Human Consciousness GEN ST 162 Closed View
CSI: Seattle GEN ST 162 Waitlist View
Experiencing the Arts ARTS 150 Open View
Fetal Origins of Adult Diseases: A Public Health Perspective GEN ST 162 Waitlist View
Flight & Space Exploration A A 198 Open View
Food! C LIT 200 Waitlist View
Four Great Moments in Classical China: History & Philosophy Through Literature & Film ASIAN 201 Closed View
Game Design for Problem-Solving With Python CSE 190 Closed View
How to Be a Person CMS 274 Closed View
Iconic Seattle: A Diverse Home for the Arts GEN ST 160; HONORS 210 Waitlist View
Icons of Place: Exploration Through Poetic Thought GEN ST 160 Closed View
Indistinguishable From Magic: New Technologies, Science Fiction & Us E E 299 Open View
Kids, Crime & Race: Juvenile Justice in America SOC WF 495 Open View
Laws of Sex: Exploring Legal Issues About Sex, Gender & Sexuality GEN ST 161; HONORS 231 Open View
Neurobiology of Critical Thinking: What Is Reality? GEN ST 162 Waitlist View
Numbers & Reasons STAT 100 Open View
Out of This World: Writing About Science Fiction C LIT 240 Waitlist View
The Political Economy of Everything POL S 270 Closed View
Sagas of the Vikings: Outlaws & Poet-Warriors SCAND 270 Open View
Secret Codes & Online Security GEN ST 162 Closed View
Sensory Worlds & Behavior of Animals PSYCH 200 Waitlist View
The Sound of Seattle GEN ST 160 Open View
STEM(M) in the Ancient World: Computers, Robots, Neuroscience & Death Rays CLAS 314 Waitlist View
Sustainable Energy Solutions for the 21st Century: Science, Technology & Policy E E 299 Waitlist View
This Is Your Brain on Drugs BIOL 110 Closed View
Travel Writing for Travelers (Not Tourists) ENGL 281 Closed View
Unraveling the Dark Universe With the Large Hadron Collider PHYS 248 Open View
A World of Stories ARTSCI 121 Open View
Writing Ready: Preparing for College Writing ENGL 108 Open View